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More Than Half Of U.S. Adults Have Gotten At Least One COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
The CDC reported a hopeful statistic in the country's fight against the coronavirus on Sunday. On Monday, every adult in the country will be eligible to register to be vaccinated.
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Consumer Safety Agency Warns People With Children To Stop Using The Peloton Tread+
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about the Peloton Tread+ after reports of children being injured. Peloton insists the machine is safe when used as directed.
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Weekend Shootings In Texas And Wisconsin Add To Tally Of U.S. Gun Deaths
After a big surge in gun deaths in 2020, high-profile mass shootings this spring are a reminder that America's epidemic of gun violence persists.
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Indianapolis Shooting Suspect Obtained Guns Legally, Police Say
The weapons used in Thursday's mass shooting at a FedEx facility were purchased legally by the suspect in July and September of 2020, police said. A shotgun was seized from him earlier.
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U.S., China Agree To Cooperate On Climate Crisis With Urgency
The world's two biggest carbon polluters agreed to cooperate to curb climate change with "seriousness and urgency" days before President Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders on the issue.
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The Incredible Shrinking And Growing Brains Of Indian Jumping Ants
A new study of Indian jumping ants shows they have the ability to shrink and expand their brains — a first for any insect.
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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota's Most Diverse City, In The Spotlight After Shooting
The inner-ring suburb where Daunte Wright was shot by police has diversified dramatically over the last 30 years. Its city administration — and police force — have been slower to change.
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Opinion: How COVID Reveals The Hypocrisy Of The Global Health 'Experience'
Health workers from the West couldn't help out in other countries due to lockdowns and restrictions. So they turned to help at home. But what is their role in lower resource countries moving forward?
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OPINION: Doctors Should Be More Candid With Their Patients
As a doctor, I was eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in December, but I also was pregnant, and there wasn't yet much data to inform my decision. What I needed was a different kind of information.
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For Some Americans, Getting A Vaccine Is As Easy As Showing Up To Work
Companies like Tyson and Amazon are offering on-site coronavirus vaccinations to their employees in order remove barriers to getting the shots.
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Putin Critic Alexei Navalny 'Could Die At Any Moment,' Doctor Says
The imprisoned Russian opposition leader, who is three weeks into a hunger strike, is at risk of cardiac arrest or kidney failure according to test results, his physician says.
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$25 Million Worth Of Giant Clam Shells Seized In The Philippines
The raid Friday was the third giant clam bust in just over a month. Since the beginning of March, about $30 million worth of giant clams have been seized from illegal operations.
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SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion Contract For Next Lunar Lander
The company beat out two others in its bid to develop a lunar lander that will bring Americans back to the moon in the coming years.
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Producer Scott Rudin Steps Back From Broadway Following Allegations Of Bullying
The producer announced Saturday that he would take a step back after allegations of bullying and workplace misconduct were reported this month.
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Indianapolis Sikh Community Mourns As 4 Of Its Members Are Killed In Shooting
"These kinds of violent attacks are a threat to all of us," said community member Maninder Singh Walia. The gunman's motive in attacking a FedEx warehouse on Thursday night is still unknown.
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Global COVID-19 Deaths Top 3 Million
The largest number of deaths have come in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, India and the United Kingdom. The global pandemic death toll reached 1 million in September 2020 and 2 million in January.
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Prince Philip Is Memorialized In An Intimate Funeral Ceremony
The Duke of Edinburgh, husband to Queen Elizabeth II for 73 years, was celebrated on Saturday. Only 30 people were allowed in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The queen sat alone.
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What Can Wealthy Nations Do To Address Global Vaccine Inequity?
In the U.S., more than 1 out of 5 residents is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. But elsewhere in the world, vaccination rates are much lower. Some poor nations have yet to receive a single dose.
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Post Vaccine Happy Dance: Not Just Showing Off
People are using social media to proclaim joy at getting a jab. And that's not just boasting. Even in a world of vaccine inequity, these celebratory tweets and videos carry a vital message.
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Can Biden Join FDR And LBJ In The Democratic Party's Pantheon?
The sheer scale of the Biden agenda finds an analog in the early achievements of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. But which of those offers the better insight into what's happening now?
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